At least 31 people killed in Baghdad motorbike market bombing

by Reuters
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:40 GMT

BAGHDAD, Feb 27 (Reuters) - At least 31 people were killed and 51 wounded when a motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated in Baghdad's Sadr City, medical and security sources said.

The motorcycle was in a market in the Shi'ite Muslim neighbourhood that sells used bikes and was filled with people, mostly young men.

It was not clear who was behind the bombing but violence against Shi'ites is often blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al Qaeda-linked group.

(Reporting By Kareem Raheem and Suadad al-Salhy; Writing by Ned Parker; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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